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Meet Celebrity Beyond – the Beautiful New Celebrity Cruises Ship

One of the top cruise lines in the world has unveiled their newest cruise ship, Celebrity Beyond. She’s set to start sailing April 2022, and offers cruisers an upgraded cruise experience.

Celebrity Beyond What’s New?

Celebrity Cruises has made it a focus to provide an upscale cruising experience for their guests. The Edge-series ships are designed to open the ship to the ocean. From your stateroom to all the public spaces they want cruise guests to know they’re sailing at sea.

Celebrity Beyond during sunset at sea
The third ship in Celebrity Cruises’ award-winning Edge Series, Celebrity Beyond will begin its inaugural season in April 2022 with her maiden voyage on April 27, 2022, from Southampton, England, on a 10-night Western Europe cruise. Photo credit: Celebrity Cruises

The level of the design on the ship was created to be welcoming and fashionable. Each of the spaces invites guests to relax and enjoy the ship, discovering a new favorite spot every day. Beyond weighs in at 140,600 tons, 1,073 ft in length, with a cruising speed of 22 knots.

The “Stretch”

Celebrity Beyond was designed by architect Tom Write and has been stretched to be one deck taller and 20 meters longer than its sister ships, Edge and Apex.

aerial view of the new resort deck on Celebrity Beyond
The vision of world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen CBE, the Resort Deck is a stunning asymmetrical space featuring a 25-yard lap pool complete with in-pool loungers and surrounded by a terraced pool deck for guests to soak in the Vitamin D. Photo credit: Celebrity Cruises

They’ve used this extra space in some unique ways to make the most popular areas of the ship even larger. I’ve sailed on the Celebrity Edge and loved the spaces, so I can’t wait to see how much better the Beyond spaces are.

They’ve also added 179 new staterooms, including their popular Infinite Veranda staterooms and new suites. The double occupancy passenger capacity is 3260 guests.

infinite veranda stateroom on Celebrity Beyond
The groundbreaking Infinite Veranda staterooms introduced on Celebrity Edge have been upgraded on Celebrity Beyond and now feature new color schemes and decor carefully selected by world-class designer Kelly Hoppen CBE. Photo credit: Celebrity Cruises

Rooftop Garden – 20% larger

One of my favorite spaces on the Celebrity Edge was the Rooftop Garden. For the Beyond, Celebrity has also worked to make the space even more comfortable for guests. They’ve added special wind deflectors to help cruisers lounge on the top of the ship without the distraction of blowing wind while they relax.

aerial view of new rooftop garden space
Escape to relax or play at the newly designed and expanded Rooftop Garden and Grill on the Celebrity Beyond. Photo credit: Celebrity Cruises

The Rooftop Garden space also added two cantilevered float pools that hang 10 feet over the edge of the ship. This space looks exciting and I’d love to watch sunset with a drink in hand while lounging in one of these edge-defying pools.

aerial view of celebrity beyond rooftop garden space
Designed by world-class designer Kelly Hoppen CBE and architect Tom Wright, the Rooftop Garden invites guests day or night to relax or play. Photo credit: Celebrity Cruises

Sunset Bar – 180% larger

There’s nothing better than relaxing at sea while visiting with friends with a drink in hand. The Sunset Bar is the perfect place for this. It’s been designed by Nate Berkus to make people feel that they’re traveling to some of the best places in the world. You’ll escape to a Moroccan-inspired space that will make you feel like you’re socializing in a modern-day Casablanca.

view at the multilevel Sunset Bar on Celebrity Beyond cruise ship
One of the most anticipated venues on Celebrity Beyond the Nate Berkus-designed Sunset Bar is nearly twice as large as previous iterations. The Moroccan-inspired escape, featuring conversation niches and covered enclaves. Photo credit: Celebrity Cruises

The Grand Plaza

Celebrity has done a great job of creating a social space in the middle of the ship. They look at The Grand Plaza as a place for people to be part of the ship community. You’ll find a beautiful bar and lots of seating spaces that are the perfect spot for people watching.

rendering of Celebrity Beyond Grand Plaza lobby
At the core of Celebrity Beyond’s vision of luxury is the Grand Plaza, a transformational place at the center of the ship designed by Jouin Manku — the team responsible for designing the Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower. Photo credit: Celebrity Cruises

The Retreat Lounge

The Retreat on Celebrity Beyond has been upgraded from the Edge and Apex. From the restaurants to the lounge deck the Retreat spaces were redesigned to give guests a unique experience throughout their whole cruise.

It also has a brand-new two-story sundeck. Which offers outdoor bliss for guests to rejuvenate in the fresh ocean air with secluded cabanas, chic new seating areas, additional water features, and the exclusive Retreat Bar.

aerial view of private retreat deck
On the new Celebrity Beyond, The Retreat is an exclusive resort space for suite guests designed by Kelly Hoppen CBE. It features a new two-level Retreat Sundeck. Photo credit: Celebrity Cruises

Le Voyage

Would you love to dine in a lantern? The design of this new fine dining restaurant has been created to give the impression that you’re in a private setting. You’ll even enter through one doorway but exit from another.

Le Voyage restaurant photo rendering
Aptly named Le Voyage, Celebrity Beyond features a new, intimate 50-seat restaurant by world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud. Photo credit: Celebrity Cruises

Le Voyage has been designed to make you feel like you’ve left the cruise community and instead have entered a private luxury restaurant. This is the first at-sea restaurant by world-renowned chef, Daniel Boulud.

Goop Well Being with Gweneth Paltrow

If you’re cruising for wellness, this partnership is what you’ll want to hear about. Celebrity has partnered with Gwyneth Paltrow as the new Wellbeing Advisor of Celebrity Cruises. AquaClass guests across the entire Celebrity Cruises fleet (excluding Galapagos sailings) will be treated to onboard wellness offerings, including fitness kits from her modern lifestyle brand, goop.

Celebrity Beyond will also introduce a brand new stateroom category, AquaClass Sky Suites.

new aquaclass skysuites on new celebrity cruise ship
New to the ship are AquaClass SkySuites, an immersive living experience located near the spa that features floor-to-ceiling ocean views, private verandas, luxurious bedding and other wellness amenities. Photo credit: Celebrity Cruises

Magic Carpet

And of course, the Beyond features the bright tangerine Magic Carpet like the Edge and Apex. It’s the perfect place for daredevils to hang out with friends during the day or night.

Check out my Web Story I created with the highlights of this beautiful new cruise ship.

When Does the Celebrity Beyond Set Sail? Where Will It Sail?

Celebrity Beyond will start sailing on April 27, 2022. Her maiden voyage will be a 10-night Western Europe cruise from Southampton, England, visiting Bordeaux, France; Lisbon, Portugal; and Seville, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona, Spain.

She will then offer a variety of Mediterranean journeys including nine-night Italian Riviera and France itineraries and 10-night Greek Isles itineraries. In early October, she’ll move to the Caribbean.

Voyages are on sale as of April 28, 2021 at 3p.m. ET.

sunset view of celebrity beyond cruise ship at sea

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